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Noodle vs Couscous - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Noodle and Couscous different?

  • Noodle is higher in Vitamin B1, Folate, Iron, Manganese, Vitamin B2, Phosphorus, Vitamin B3, and Copper, however Couscous is richer in Selenium.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B1 from Noodle is 19% higher.
  • Noodle contains 10000000 times more Cholesterol than Couscous. While Noodle contains 29mg of Cholesterol, Couscous contains only 0mg.

Noodles, egg, enriched, cooked and Couscous, cooked are the varieties used in this article.

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Mineral Comparison

Mineral comparison score is based on the number of minerals by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Contains more Calcium +50%
Contains more Iron +286.8%
Contains more Magnesium +162.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +245.5%
Contains more Zinc +150%
Contains more Copper +139%
Contains more Potassium +52.6%
Equal in Sodium - 5
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 56% 15% 33% 4% 1% 18% 33%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 15% 6% 10% 6% 1% 8% 14%
Contains more Calcium +50%
Contains more Iron +286.8%
Contains more Magnesium +162.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +245.5%
Contains more Zinc +150%
Contains more Copper +139%
Contains more Potassium +52.6%
Equal in Sodium - 5

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Noodle
8
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Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +30.8%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +358.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +403.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +111.3%
Contains more Folate +460%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +41.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +10.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 2% 4% 3% 0% 73% 32% 39% 16% 11% 63% 12% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 3% 0% 0% 16% 7% 19% 23% 12% 12% 0% 1%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +30.8%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +358.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +403.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +111.3%
Contains more Folate +460%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +41.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +10.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Noodle Couscous
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sodium Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Noodle Couscous Opinion
Net carbs 23.96g 21.82g Noodle
Protein 4.54g 3.79g Noodle
Fats 2.07g 0.16g Noodle
Carbs 25.16g 23.22g Noodle
Calories 138kcal 112kcal Noodle
Starch g g
Fructose 0g g Noodle
Sugar 0.4g 0.1g Couscous
Fiber 1.2g 1.4g Couscous
Calcium 12mg 8mg Noodle
Iron 1.47mg 0.38mg Noodle
Magnesium 21mg 8mg Noodle
Phosphorus 76mg 22mg Noodle
Potassium 38mg 58mg Couscous
Sodium 5mg 5mg
Zinc 0.65mg 0.26mg Noodle
Copper 0.098mg 0.041mg Noodle
Vitamin A 21IU 0IU Noodle
Vitamin E 0.17mg 0.13mg Noodle
Vitamin D 4IU 0IU Noodle
Vitamin D 0.1µg 0µg Noodle
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.289mg 0.063mg Noodle
Vitamin B2 0.136mg 0.027mg Noodle
Vitamin B3 2.077mg 0.983mg Noodle
Vitamin B5 0.263mg 0.371mg Couscous
Vitamin B6 0.046mg 0.051mg Couscous
Folate 84µg 15µg Noodle
Vitamin B12 0.09µg 0µg Noodle
Vitamin K 0µg 0.1µg Couscous
Tryptophan 0.043mg 0.049mg Couscous
Threonine 0.138mg 0.1mg Noodle
Isoleucine 0.19mg 0.147mg Noodle
Leucine 0.365mg 0.259mg Noodle
Lysine 0.137mg 0.073mg Noodle
Methionine 0.086mg 0.059mg Noodle
Phenylalanine 0.24mg 0.184mg Noodle
Valine 0.22mg 0.162mg Noodle
Histidine 0.121mg 0.077mg Noodle
Cholesterol 29mg 0mg Couscous
Trans Fat 0.029g g Couscous
Saturated Fat 0.419g 0.029g Couscous
Monounsaturated Fat 0.581g 0.022g Noodle
Polyunsaturated fat 0.552g 0.064g Noodle

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Noodle Couscous
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

The summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfills human daily needs, the more the summary score is.
Vitamin Summary Score
21
Noodle
7
Couscous
Mineral Summary Score
20
Noodle
7
Couscous

Macronutrients Comparison

Macronutrient comparison charts compare the amount of protein, total fats, and total carbohydrates in 300 grams of the food. The displayed values show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of food.
Protein
27%
Noodle
23%
Couscous
Carbohydrates
25%
Noodle
23%
Couscous
Fats
10%
Noodle
1%
Couscous

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Noodle
Noodle is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Noodle
Noodle is lower in glycemic index (difference - 15)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Noodle
Noodle is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Couscous
Couscous is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.3g)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Couscous
Couscous is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 29mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Couscous
Couscous is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.39g)
Which food is cheaper?
Couscous
Couscous is cheaper (difference - $0.7)
Which food contains less Sodium?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sodium (5 mg)

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented separately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links to the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Noodle - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169732/nutrients
  2. Couscous - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169700/nutrients

All the Daily Values are presented for males aged 31-50, for 2000 calorie diets.

Data provided by FoodStruct.com should be considered and used as information only. Please consult your physician before beginning any diet.